Friday, January 27, 2023

Coldwater Heritage Partnership Now Accepting Applications For 2023 Coldwater Conservation Grants

On January 26, the
PA Council of Trout Unlimited announced the Coldwater Heritage Partnership’s Coldwater Conservation Grant Program is now accepting applications.  The deadline to apply is March 10. 

Trout Unlimited chapters, watershed associations, conservation districts, conservancies, and municipalities are among those eligible to apply. 

Proposals for planning grants up to $7,500 and implementation grants up to $15,000 will be accepted. 

CHP grants are made possible with financial assistance from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources through a Community Conservation Partnerships Program grant administered by the DCNR Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, and through funding from the Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds. 

The Coldwater Heritage Partnership is a collaboration between PATU, DCNR, the Fish and Boat Commission, and the Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds

Eligible projects include the development of conservation plans for watersheds containing native and/or wild trout populations and on-the-ground conservation projects such as streambank stabilization, in-stream habitat enhancements, streambank fencing, removal of fish passage barriers, and other recommendations from previously completed watershed restoration or conservation plans. 

Successful projects require 1:1 match of cash or in-kind services. DCNR funding or other funding originating from the Environmental Stewardship Fund may only be used to match CHP funds in certain instances, so please check with the CHP Program Director before applying to ensure that your match qualifies.

Additional information, along with the grant application form, can be found on the Coldwater Heritage Partnership’s Coldwater Conservation Grant Program webpage. 

Website users can view an interactive map and searchable list of plans and projects that will aid grantees in locating existing plans and projects and identifying potential new projects in their watershed of interest. 

Applicants are asked to contact CHP Program Director, Rachel Kester, to discuss potential projects prior to applying. She can be reached at (814) 359-5233 or by email at

Visit the Coldwater Heritage Partnership website to learn more about this and other initiatives.

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[Posted: January 27, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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